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INCORPORATE IN TEXAS
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in Texas. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in Texas, and will clear up to 3 potential names for you to select from. Once this is completed, we will prepare and file your articles of incorporation with the Texas state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "corporation," "incorporated," "company" or an abbreviation of any of these words.

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L. L. C.," "LLC," "LC," or "L.C."; the word "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." or "LTD", and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "Co.". The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the corporate name of a domestic corporation or a foreign qualified corporation.

Director / Member Information:
  • Minimum Number of Directors: 1
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in Texas.
Tax Information:

TAX CORPORATE AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY INITIAL FRANCHISE TAX RETURN AND TAX & PUBLIC INFORMATION REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Comptroller will send forms to each corporation/limited liability company to the principal address.
DUE DATE 90 days after anniversary date of incorporation, qualification or beginning business date.
(Postmark Date)
DEPARTMENT Comptroller of Public Accounts
Capitol Station
Revenue Processing
Austin, TX 78774-0100
(512) 463-4600
TAX RATE/FEES Tax is 0.25% of net taxable capital, plus the difference between 4.5% of net taxable earned surplus and the tax on net taxable capital. Tax under $100 needn't be paid.

LLCs (Limited Liability Companies) are treated as corporations and are subject to franchise tax, but special rules apply to determine their taxable capital and taxable earned surplus components.


TAX CORPORATE AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANNUAL FRANCHISE TAX RETURN AND TAX & PUBLIC INFORMATION REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Comptroller will send forms to each corporation/limited liability company at the address shown on the last year's return.
DUE DATE May 15th (Received by State)
DEPARTMENT Comptroller of Public Accounts
Capitol Station
Revenue Processing
Austin, TX 78774-0100
(512) 463-4600
TAX RATE/FEES Tax is 0.25% of net taxable capital, plus the difference between 4.5% of net taxable earned surplus and the tax on net taxable capital. Tax under $100 needn't be paid.

Limited Liability Companies are treated as corporations and are subject to franchise tax, but special rules apply to determine their taxable capital and taxable earned surplus components.


TAX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP PERIODIC REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State mails to Registered Office or last known place of business of the limited Partnership.
DUE DATE Once every 4 years, within 30 days of mailing by the Secretary of State
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
Statutory Filings Division
Corporations Section
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
(512) 463-5563
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $50

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State Fees:
Corporation: $325.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$225.00
FORM AN INC.
FORM AN LLC
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